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Proposed Kentucky Firearm Legislation HB270

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Legislation Overview

Title: AN ACT relating to school safety.

Description: Amend KRS 520.070 to include school marshals as persons exempt from the prohibition against possession of a firearm on school property if authorized by a local school board or governing body of a private or parochial school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to allow for the appointment of a school marshal by a local school board or governing body of a private or parochial school; specify that a person authorized and appointed under this section is designated as a school marshal and enumerate restrictions on school marshal's powers; provide that persons certified to act as peace officers under KRS 15.380 are exempt from restrictions; establish requirements of eligibility for a school marshal's appointment; enumerate board's or governing bodies' responsibilities; require that schools designated as school marshal sites collaborate with the Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement on safety procedures prior to appointment of a school marshal; provide limits on liability for school boards or governing bodies that appoint school marshals; establish limits on the possession, transport, deposit, or carrying of firearms by a school marshal while on school property; limit liability for school marshals for acts or omissions undertaken pursuant to this section; provide that the school marshal is responsible for expenditures related to the purchase of a firearm, ammunition, or any other associated costs; allow that a local school board or governing body may pay compensation for expenses incurred undertaking school marshal's duties or appointment requirements; specify that otherwise lawful possession of a firearm as provided under KRS 527.070 or any other state or federal law is not restricted; exclude postsecondary or higher education institutions from coverage; require that any board of a local public school district or governing body of a private or parochial school that appoints a school marshal adopt guidelines to carry out school marshal's requirements.

Session: 2016 Regular Session

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: January 19, 2016


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

11 sponsors: Jim Duplessis; Kevin Bratcher; Myron Dossett; David Hale; Richard Heath; Kenny Imes; Brad Montell; Sal Santoro; Diane St Onge; James Tipton; Addia Wuchner;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 11% (11 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 19, 2016 to Judiciary (H)
House Jan 15, 2016 introduced in House
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Link: link to state bill page

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